Thursday, 19 December 2013

Simply Betty Stamps-December fan page challenge using Betty Boom

Hello, this is my second attempt to upload this post, i hope my blogger app does not eat it this time round!
This is my entry for the December fan page challenge over on the Simply Betty Stamps fan page: apologies for the slightly crummy picture but i have no access to the computer right at this second!
The recipe for this challenge was as follows;
Glitter ( as much or as little as you would like)
The colours red, black and white/cream
And of course the fantastic image provided which was my choice out of the three available :)
 For this creation I decided i wanted to make an easel card, and unlike previous times, i left the width of the card stay the same( this card was created with a sheet of white A4 cardstock) 
I did however trim the length down once I had folded the card to make it a little shorter once I had worked out where I was placing the matted image, and the 'stopper'.

I covered the front panel s with a bright red paper, the picture may not show it clearly, but the area under the ice white sparkle pointsettia is embossed using a graduated Dots Mbossabilities folder used in my Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine!
I then set to work with my image, and chose to use the following colours- 
Cocoa, Henna , cinnamon, and a touch of tan on the hair, lipstick and berry reds for the poinsettia, and gold for the eyeshadow ( i did use two other colours on the eyeshadow but I forgot to write down what i used!! Oops....
Cinnamon, tan, and putty skintones with a touch of antique pink on the cheeks, with berry red lips
And a ruby, berry and lipstick red dress. The tights were done in the same red tones with an addition of black, cool grey 5,4,3 for the alternate stripes, and also the corset. The present box was coloured in purple, amethyst, and lavender- im not sure it is really the best blend as I always find purples one of the most difficult promarker colour blends to colour. 
The bow was in the reds and holly green as were the shoes, which also had a little gold bell on...all outlined in cool grey 1 to make the image pop from the white cardstock

So that is the image.
I matted the image on top of an anitas 6x6 paper from the classic christmas black paper pad, then onto a papermania gold glitter paper, which i cut so that there was only a small border peeking out as it tends to overwhelm and overtake projects.
I then finally mounted them onto a piece of black sparkly holographic card to give some extra shine. I finished it off with three large red half pearls in the top corner and some silvery pinky grey ones in the bottom corner, facing the opposite direction , and a bow utilising red and gold ribbon, and a little ceramic teddybear holding a sugarcane ( it is christmas after all,) 

I placed the image to the right of the page as id been told off for favouring the left in all my projects, and i fancied a change anyway ....maybe ;) and placed a handmade samaflora poinsettia to the other side, to echo the one placed in betty boom's hair. 
The sentiment supplied with the image became the stopper for the easel card, which i heat embossed with a silver glitter, then decided was too plain and ran through my bigshot in my most festive embossing folder . i raised it all up on double sided foam pads, and voila, fini!

Sorry to waffle, I am trying to make my posts a little more in depth as i havent really been explaining myself until now! 
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, i always love to hear from anyone happening upon my (very) humble blog!

Rachel xx


  1. Thank you very much, it was a brilliantly fun image to work with, as are all of bettys :) I loved bringing it to life, and I couldnt give it away:)


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